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Füchschen Alt - Brauerei Im Füchschen

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Füchschen AltFüchschen Alt

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 24
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brauerei Im Füchschen visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-15-2003)
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lanbewardin

Belgium

3/5  rDev -28.7%

12-18-2011 19:08:39 | More by lanbewardin
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leitmotif

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

03-06-2014 19:49:02 | More by Ciocanelu
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NorbertB1974

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

02-10-2014 13:57:09 | More by NorbertB1974
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

12-12-2013 18:34:58 | More by brauseboof
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-03-2013 04:54:18 | More by carrollmel7
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-08-2013 14:41:14 | More by MarkJBurch
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dwren89

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: foamy white head, copper brown color, good clarity

Aroma: toasty malt aroma, slight nut character, subtle noble hop aroma

Taste: toasty, nutty, slight dark fruit hints, noble hop finish, everything you can ask for in an altbier

Mouthfeel: medium body (lighter than Uriege and Schlossel, equal to Kurzer, slightly heavier than Schumaher, medium carbonation, lager crispness

Overall Impression: the best of the altbiers in Dusseldorf in my opinion. It combines a medium body, all the nutty and toasty character you want exhibited, restrains but still exhibits dark fruit hints, and finishes with moderate carbonation and a spicy noble hop bite. The original and the best!

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 21:57:18 | More by dwren89
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brbrocc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-07-2013 18:15:29 | More by brbrocc
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herrburgess

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-27-2013 23:59:17 | More by herrburgess
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visited on 4/11/2013. Fourth and final stop on my alt tour. Served in a .2l stange. Pours an amber hue with a loose, quarter inch, bright white head. Copious strands of lacing are evident during the tasting. Nose is malty with a hint of skunk. Taste reveals more hops character than malt; however, more balanced than the altbier from Schumacher. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, but closer to light, with an even carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, a solid alt - balance is slightly shifted to the hops end of the spectrum; however, the beer is tasty and easy drinking. The carbonation level adds a nice character to this beer.

Serving type: cask

05-12-2013 14:58:56 | More by Jwale73
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DoubleJ

California

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Fuchschen itself, on to the beer:

This alt is copper colored and topped with a long lasting creamy head. Lots of lace sticking to the glass follows after each sip. The nose is very toasty and bready, warming and hearty. The toastiness is strong in the beer's taste, and very pronounced. There are notes of bread crust and a little bit of toffee to compliment the toast. It's medium bodied with a sip of carbonation, a bit hearty for a 4.5% ABV beer.

This is a dandy, spot on alt.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2013 14:55:19 | More by DoubleJ
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braican

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-08-2013 00:01:34 | More by braican
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chrisgalvin

California

4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I can't believe this is so far down the list of Alts. This is such a fantastic Alt. Big red color, fantastic malt character and hops and a nice finish. I've been lucky enough to have this at the source in Dusseldorf. So good. I wish I could have a growler of this right now.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2013 05:14:49 | More by chrisgalvin
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

03-24-2013 22:50:14 | More by Sparky44
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dar482

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

02-25-2013 18:43:22 | More by dar482
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%

02-14-2013 20:53:15 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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Dinkel

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-07-2013 03:47:41 | More by Dinkel
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-13-2013 18:26:56 | More by rale
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

10-08-2012 14:37:50 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Chaz

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear-copper in color, accented by brassy highlights. Brilliant clarity, and topped with a two-fingered frothy head of uniform density. Excellent head retention. Magnificent-looking beer!

Abundant lacing remains as the head falls, and a thin film is left atop the remaining beer long into the drink.

Nose is bright, sharply-hopped, and lightly metallic. "Malt-forward" if you will, but a diffuse rather than a distinct malt profile, as it is semi-sweet but with smokey (!) notes, toffee and cocoa/chocolate noted, as well as a very light mineral character as well as a slightly herbal character hiding behind all of this horseplay. WOW!

There's almost a 'Rauchbier' character going on in the nose, and it plays out more notably in the palate.

Sweet, lightly-tangy and malt driven on the first sip. The hop character on the nose was indistinct but sharp, and thus here on the palate it's very subtle but assiduous, lingering behind the malt complexity and lasting throughout the drink.

Chocolate undertones play out amid the light smokiness and really give you a reason to sip, savor, and enjoy this one, even though it's an extremely smooth bier, and very, very easy-drinking. Feels nothing like the 4.5% ABV across the palate, either...

The lingering bitterness is all the more impressive considering the round sweetness of the malt character and especially considering those chocolate notes -- near-perfect balance. Edit: Ever-so-slightly-lactic: Milk sugar?

Incredibly smooth and soft on the palate, medium-bodied...

Truly a wonderful beer, and as I hear-tell it's considered by many locals to be the best Altbier in Düsseldorf.

Final Note: I'd say that it's fairly difficult to judge this one based upon a single flip-top bottle, but it is one of the best Altbiers I have had the pleasure of sampling. This bottle was brought to me (in the U.S.) by a friend, and was only a week out of the bottle house. According to the label, it had only 1 month between it's Bottled-On and Best-By date. Amazing stuff!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 00:08:01 | More by Chaz
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-25-2012 01:20:11 | More by Hopmodium
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pixieskid

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

04-17-2012 06:51:34 | More by pixieskid
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kraypd

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drawn from wooden cask at the Im Fuchschen brewery in Dusseldorf.

A - A nice brown to dark reddish color with a decent white head.

S - Sweet aroma of malt, with carmel notes. Nice hop aroma.

T - Taste is a nice mixture of malt sweetness, carmel mixed with moderate hop bittering. There is a nice residual sweetness that balances well with the bittering.

M - Light bodied with decent carbonation. Definitely refreshing.

O - Overall this is one of the best Alts that we had during our stay in Dusseldorf. Highly recommended. The ham hock from the brewery is also highly recommended to any visitors. Probably the best I have ever had.

Serving type: cask

03-24-2012 20:44:47 | More by kraypd
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kja157

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

03-19-2012 22:01:22 | More by kja157
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Füchschen Alt from Brauerei Im Füchschen
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